“Girls go to college, to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter, to get more stupider” sings Jacqueline Noire on Moonwood‘s latest slice of cosmic garage-punk, simply titled Jupiter. In the clip, animated by Jakob Rehlinger, Grimes sends Elon to the titular planet to eliminate some perceived alien threat and things don’t go well for the man-boy wonder. Then things get a bit weird.
Moonwood will be playing a set-long version of this song at the matinee release show for their new album Arrivals & Departures, from which the single is taken, at Toronto’s The Dupe Shop (1185 Bloor St. W,) on August 25th (doors 3pm, free, all ages).
Check out the magical animism of Ellie Anglin‘s animated short for Eiyn Sof‘s tune ‘Orchard’. The stop-motion adventures of an owly priestess perfectly captures the dreamy, earthy mood of album Meadow Thrum from which the ditty originates.
Meadow Thrum releases at 6:28 AM (EST) on the 20th of March, the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere for 2017. Pre-order it HERE.
Out now! Desert Ghosts by Toronto psychedelic space-rockers MOONWOOD.
“Like Moon Duo hopped up on pure wormwood extract, the Toronto-based improv space-rock outfit known as Moonwood have plucked another full-length jewel from the ether. Drawing on a cornucopia of worldly throwback psychedelic influences from the Middle East, Asia and Germany, Desert Ghosts is a relentless assault on your psyche, bound to blow your consciousness out the back of your skull and into a kaleidoscope of interdimensional possibilities. …. The first half of Desert Ghosts is noted as ‘Earthbound desert rock,’ a voyage through the deserts of the American West with fuzz rock and cosmic surf grounded by motorik rhythms, and the second half is a Trans Arrakis Express suite, signifying the arrival on the fictional desert planet from Frank Herbert’s famed 1965 sci-fi novel Dune. The change in sound is audible; the first half propelled by frontman Jakob Rehlinger’s incendiary guitar and Luca Capone’s impertinent drums, while the second half is more meditative and mystical, featuring more of bassist Matt Fava’s violin. Both sides are united by filtered synth drones and Jacqueline Noire’s mesmerizing vocals.” ~ Exclaim!
Transparent purple vinyl, first 150 copies come with limited edition 12×16 risographed print.
LP: $17.99 CAD (plus regional shipping rates) | Digital: $7.99
Listen and purchase HERE or in the player below.
Released November 5th 2015 in partnership with Pleasence Records.
A new short film featuring tracks from the Nick Kuepfer/Khôra split tape and the Silent Land Time Machine/Moonwood split tape. Shot and edited on an iPhone. I recommend not doing that.
Video track list:
Nick Kuepfer: “Grackles”
Silent Land Time Machine: “the contours of perfect distance”
Tapes available HERE.
Remember when people made videos of the album’s single? Even if Coal Aberrations was going to have a single, this wouln’t be it. But I thought “Hey Judas, Don’t Let Me Down” suited the footage best. Anyway, I think it does a good job of what a video is meant to: sell the album. Which is available here.
Film/guitar/drone/bells by Jakob. Flute by Ari.